If you want to enhance your smile and look like a Hollywood celebrity, porcelain veneers are an easy, accessible way to create the picture perfect smile that you’ve always wanted. This cosmetic dentistry treatment involves the bonding of ultra thin, porcelain shells onto your teeth to mask imperfections and redesign the look of your smile. Porcelain veneers address various cosmetic flaws of the teeth. They can be used to reshape, shorten or lengthen a tooth, and even fill gaps between teeth. Whether you have worn-down, aged, discolored, yellowish, chipped, cracked, oddly spaced teeth or any other cosmetic flaws, porcelain veneers do a great job in creating that look of perfection. Porcelain veneers in Edmond, OK are available at Creative Edge Dentistry through the expertise of Dr. Kari E. Bender.
What Happens During Porcelain Veneer Bonding?
Porcelain veneer bonding is a very popular cosmetic dentistry treatment because it is versatile! It can effectively address a wide range of cosmetic flaws of the teeth. First, you will need to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Bender, so she can determine the size, color and shape of veneers to use for your teeth. During this initial consultation, you will be able to communicate your goals to Dr. Bender, choose your veneers, and give input into the overall design of your smile. Dr. Bender will then schedule you for another visit for the next step of the treatment.
On your second visit, Dr. Bender prepares the tooth to be treated by removing a very thin portion of its enamel. This is done to give space for the veneer. The amount of enamel removed is more or less equal to the thickness of the veneers. Once the tooth or teeth are prepared, the doctor takes your dental impression, and then sends this model of your teeth to an outside laboratory. The dental lab will fabricate your veneers for about 1 to 2 weeks. Once finished, the veneers are ready to be bonded onto your prepared teeth.
On your third and final visit, Dr. Bender cleans and then roughens your teeth with a special solution, so the porcelain veneers adhere and bond well. The doctor proceeds by applying bonding cement to the veneers and then placing them over your teeth. Dr. Bender makes final touches, smoothing and polishing your veneers to perfection. You now have a transformed, beautiful smile with your new porcelain veneers!
How Do I Maintain My Porcelain Veneers?
The good thing about porcelain veneers is that they’re easy to maintain. They’re stain resistant so your food choices aren’t limited. Taking care of porcelain veneers involves proper brushing and flossing after meals, and taking regular visits to the dentist. Since the veneers are bonded onto natural teeth, taking care of your teeth is very important, so your veneers last as long as possible. Generally, porcelain veneers can last for up to 10 years.
Get Porcelain Veneers Today
Visit us at Creative Edge Dentistry and allow Dr. Bender to transform your smile with porcelain veneers. Dr. Bender has the skill, creativity, expertise, and experience to best create a new and enhanced look for you. You may call us at (405) 341-9351 or drop by our practice at 1219 E. 9th Street Edmond, OK.
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